“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Leesburg in Cherokee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)


Leesburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols
1. Leesburg Marker
Inscription.  The town's name was derived from the name of the Henslee Family which were early settlers in the community. A post office was established in 1837. The Rome & Decatur Railroad (later Southern Railway) began rail service through the town in 1888. The rail line was abandoned in 1948. Leesburg was incorporated in 1958. Weiss Dam, completed in 1961, is approximately five miles southwest of this marker.
Erected by Cherokee County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 34° 10.758′ N, 85° 45.657′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of Industrial Boulevard (State Highway 68) and Lokey Street on Industrial Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg AL 35983, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railway (approx. 3.6 miles away); Sand Rock (approx. 4.2 miles away); King's Hill Skirmish (approx.
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4.4 miles away); Mose Hampton 1808-1885 (approx. 4.4 miles away); Hatcher School (approx. 4.4 miles away); Round Mountain Iron Furnace (approx. 4.8 miles away); John Johnathan Pratt (approx. 4.9 miles away); Cherokee County Courthouse (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 21 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 8, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Aug. 15, 2020